Sanders says Trump sees truth only in himself: ‘That’s what totalitarianism is all about’

Sen. Bernie Sanders has taken issue with President Trump‘s ongoing conflict with the news media.

In a tweet Saturday, the former Democratic presidential candidate quipped: “According to Trump, if you want the truth, ignore everything except what he is saying. That’s what totalitarianism is all about.”

He was responding to a tweet from the New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg, who linked to a column of his about contending with censorship in the newsroom, focusing on the story of a Texas PBS station.

This follows Sanders’ interview last Sunday when he called the president a “pathological liar” on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Trump has ratcheted up his rhetoric lately against the “fake” news media, using part of a press conference Thursday to remark on the “hatred” from journalists.

The president has also taken to Twitter to accuse reporters of making up stories and “‘sources'” after leaks about Mike Flynn misleading administration officials on his communications with Russia led to his resignation Monday.

Earlier on Saturday morning, Trump tweeted that the administration is “running VERY WELL,” despite press reports.

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